Category: Repairing Sinkholes

January 16, 2016 by Morgan Barfield

Q: Can you direct me to what foundation repair contractors are best? There are a ton of contractors doing foundation repair work these days and it is tough to sort them out. I will give you several general rules to live by. First, you should decide what repair plan you want on your own or…

November 16, 2015 by Morgan Barfield

Q: My home has just been grouted for the second time. 8 years ago we had a major sinkhole 73 trucks of concrete. 8 years later the engineers were NOT able to find any traces of concrete under my home. How do you lose 650 cubic yards of concrete? This is a great question that I…

November 25, 2014 by Morgan Barfield

The issue often becomes not necessarily what their interpretation of the data is, but instead whether they have conducted sufficient testing before rendering an opinion. If they produce the test results, you can always have the data itself evaluated. Frankly, most insurance companies will get popped if they later discover that the engineering firm cut corners on the manner in which the loss was investigated.

August 1, 2014 by Morgan Barfield

Sinkhole activity isn’t limited to areas in Florida with high limestone levels, like Pasco and Hernando counties. You may find yourself in a situation where you are presenting minimal evidence of sinkhole activity, but the claim has to be paid because the engineering firm cannot determine the cause of the damage with any reasonable degree of specificity.

June 18, 2014 by Morgan Barfield

Next suggestion: always raise your concerns with the insurance company in writing, both to your claims adjuster and your insurance agent. Many times, insurance claim representatives have a difficult time separating what is a “problem” versus what is just common frustrations of an insured. If you submit your concerns in writing, and tell them exactly what you want them to do, it makes it clear you have defined your expectations. That way, you will both know if the issue has been resolved.